Hampton Court Palace  

 
 
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East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9AU
 
 
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Palace and Maze: Winter 10.00 to 16.30 | Palace and Maze: Summer 10.00 to 18:00
 

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Hampton Court PalaceTravel through over 500 years of rich royal history reflected in the palace's varied and stunning mix of Baroque and Tudor architecture. The winding corridors, lavish State Apartments, expansive Tudor kitchens, immaculate 60-acre riverside gardens and maze together make Hampton Court the oldest surviving Tudor palace in England. From the early 1500s when King Henry VIII's lavish re-decoration and extension transformed Cardinal Wolsey's country seat into a palace more than fit for a king, through to 1996 when fires ripped through the King's Apartments, Hampton Court has undergone a raft of changes. In 1689 King William III commissioned Sir Christopher Wren to rebuild the palace. Thankfully, lack of money and time prevented total demolition of the building and Henry VIII's Tudor palace remains to this day - a testimony to the estate's original and most celebrated owner. The palace also houses one of the most important works of the Italian Renaissance - Andreas Mantegna's 'Triumphs of Caesar'. This formidable sequence of nine paintings is on permanent display in the Lower Orangery. No trip to Hampton Court is complete without a visit to the world's oldest and largest vines, a stroll around the glorious formal and informal riverside gardens and a tour around the world-famous trapezoidal maze - part of William III's Wilderness Garden and the oldest surviving hedge maze still in use. A revolutionary audio installation brings the maze alive for visitors. Using fragments of music, snatches of laughter, the seductive rustling of fine silks and snatches of covert conversations the audio installation brings to life an age when the maze symbolised an opportunity for secrecy, subterfuge and seduction.

 

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RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show Preview EveningRHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show Preview EveningFloral displays, shopping, live music and fireworks.2016-07-04T17:00:00+01002016-07-04T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower ShowRHS Hampton Court Palace Flower ShowRHS Hampton Court Palace Flower ShowHeld within the grounds of Henry VIII's palace - where he built one of the finest gardens in the world - the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show is a highlight of London's summer calendar. Returning in July this year, notable activities for 2016 include the Butterfly Dome, where you can wander through thousands of free-flying butterflies from Indonesi2016-07-05T00:00:00+01002016-07-10T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Flower Shows
PRICING  From £16.50
DATES  30th Jun to 5th Jul 2015
Held within the grounds of Henry VIII's palace - where he built one of the finest gardens in the world - the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show is a highlight of London's summer calendar. Returning in July this year, notable activities for 2016 include the Butterfly Dome, where you can wander through thousands of free-flying butterflies from Indonesi... More about this event
 
BBC Good Food FestivalBBC Good Food FestivalBBC Good Food FestivalTaking place over the August Bank Holiday weekend, the BBC Good Food Festival comes to Hampton Court Palace giving visitors a great selection of food to sample and expert tips from well known cooks and chefs including baker Paul Hollywood, Le Gavroche chef Michel Roux Jr, resident chef on ITV's Lorraine John Whaite and winner of the second series o2016-08-27T00:00:00+01002016-08-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Hampton Court Palace,   East Molesey  Surrey    KT8 9AU
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event > Foodie Events
PRICING  £17.50 (Adults), £14.50 (Concessions), £8.75 (Child aged 6-15), Free (Children under 16), £43.80 (Family Ticket), £65 (VIP)
DATES  27th, 28th and 29th August 2016
Taking place over the August Bank Holiday weekend, the BBC Good Food Festival comes to Hampton Court Palace giving visitors a great selection of food to sample and expert tips from well known cooks and chefs including baker Paul Hollywood, Le Gavroche chef Michel Roux Jr, resident chef on ITV's Lorraine John Whaite and winner of the second series o... More about this event
 
 

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Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Hampton Court Railway Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Thames Ditton Railway Station
 
20 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

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North Lane
 
29 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Hampton Court Park / Home Park
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Court Road, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 | Same location as Hampton Court Palace
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The Empress And The Gardener
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 28th April to 4th September 2016 - 10am-6pm
Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 | Same location as Hampton Court Palace
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RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show Preview Evening
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Monday 4th July 2016 - 5pm-10.30pm
Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 | Same location as Hampton Court Palace
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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 30th Jun to 5th Jul 2015 - Various Times
Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 | Same location as Hampton Court Palace
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Laughing Horse Hampton Court
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
River Edge Bar, Carlton Mitre Hotel, Hampton Court Way, KT8 | 4 minutes from Hampton Court Palace
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Christmas Trees: Pines and Needles, Bushy Park
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Diana Car Park, Bushy Park, KT8 | 3 minutes from Hampton Court Palace
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Creative Quilting
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32 Bridge Road, Hampton Court, Easdt Molesey, KT8 | 6 minutes from Hampton Court Palace
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Hampton's
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
Hampton Court Road, Hampton Court, KT8 | 3 minutes from Hampton Court Palace
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The River's Edge
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
Carlton Mitre Hotel, Hampton Court Road, Hampton Court, KT8 | 4 minutes from Hampton Court Palace
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Royal Tennis Court, Hampton Court
London > Leisure > Racquet Sports
Hampton Court Palace, Surry, KT8 | Same location as Hampton Court Palace
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White Swan
London > Nightlife > Pubs
Riverside, Twickenham, TW1 | 3.1 miles from Hampton Court Palace
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The Crooked Billet
London > Nightlife > Pubs
14-15 Crooked Billet, Wimbledon Common, SW19 | 4.9 miles from Hampton Court Palace
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Marney's Village Inn
London > Nightlife > Pubs
Alma Road, Esher, KT10 | 28 minutes from Hampton Court Palace
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Hampton Court Palace
London > Business > Venue Hire
Hampton Court Palace, Hampton Court, KT8 | Same location as Hampton Court Palace
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The Liongate Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
Hampton Court Road, Hampton Court, East Molesey, KT8 | 3 minutes from Hampton Court Palace
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Carlton Mitre Hotel
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Hampton Court Road, Surrey, KT8 | 4 minutes from Hampton Court Palace
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